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Construction Project Manager

Job Description

IKEA Älmhult AB is a new company within Inter IKEA Group with a unique role. One important assignment is to support the positioning of “IKEA in Älmhult” and the development of Älmhult as an attractive and great place to work, live and visit. It is a great opportunity to be contributing in building up the capabilities and organization of this new company. The assignment as Construction Project Manager will handle the construction projects in properties in Sweden owned by IKEA Property AB, a daughter company to IKEA Älmhult AB.


About the role

The Construction Project Manager manages all the construction aspects of specific building projects from start to finish. The Construction Project Manager provides technical and cost input to internal IKEA partners in the project process during the project development/conceptual design phase.

Other direct responsibilities include all permitting, physical and cost aspects relating to the detailed design and construction phases of the project. The Construction Project Manager also leads the external co-operation between authorities, consultants, suppliers and contractors. The Construction Project Manager will be the INTER IKEA project representative in all matters involving external counterparts.
About the assignment

Construction Project Manager is responsible for:

  • one or more building projects
  • providing support in terms of technical and construction matters in the project development phase
  • preparing and following up project budget estimates and time schedules for investment approval purposes
  • managing the detailed architectural and engineering design of the project in accordance with IKEA standards, manuals and guidelines
  • managing and obtaining the necessary permits that will enable construction of the project to begin
  • managing the procurement of external consultants, suppliers and contractors in accordance with established IKEA routines
  • managing all external and internal counterparts to ensure project construction is executed correctly to satisfy the project requirements of site safety, quality, time and budget
  • ensure satisfactory commissioning, testing, training and hand-over of technical and building systems to the building facilities staff, including all necessary documentation

You will report to Pernilla Jonsson, Managing Director IKEA Älmhult AB
About you

We expect that you have at least 5 years of experience working with project management of construction projects. You have an academic degree in civil engineering or equivalent working experience. Your role today may be Project Manager, Experienced Construction Project Manager or Consultant. Your experience is from companies in the construction industry, real estate development or any other relevant real estate business.


Key factors to be successful in this role:

  • Have a passion for doing business
  • Being innovative and open to new solutions
  • Cost conscious
  • Leading business and people together
  • Deliver results within a given framework


Inter IKEA Group has expanded substantially by acquiring various companies active within the areas of product range development, production, and supply. The new Inter IKEA Group comprises over 70 companies in 30 different countries and has around 28,000 co-workers that together with other IKEA colleagues work to fulfil the IKEA vision: To create a better everyday life for the many people.

The group consists of three core businesses; Range & Supply, IKEA Industry group and Inter IKEA Systems. Inter IKEA Systems is the owner of the IKEA Concept and the worldwide IKEA franchisor. The assignment is to continuously develop the IKEA Concept and to ensure its successful implementation in existing and new markets. All IKEA retailers (with the exception of the IKEA store in Delft, the Netherlands, owned by Inter IKEA Systems B.V.) are franchisees and our business partners. 12 different groups of companies own and operate IKEA stores under franchise agreements. Today there are more than 410 IKEA stores in 49 countries
Additional Information

We look forward to receiving your application in English no later than 25th March 2018.

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